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Come let Barcelona enchant you. Whether it is the salty sea air, the sweep of mountains in the distance, or the romance and excitement of Las Ramblas, where else can you marvel at Gaudi’s whimsical architectural genius while embracing the laid-bac... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.6
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In Barcelona, you never run out of things to do. I wrote a “Barcelona Bucket List” that I got about 20% of the way through, which only gives me an excuse to return in the near future! The location of Barcelona in relation to the rest of Europe is ideal, as it takes less than 2 hours by plane to get to all the main European desti... - Franklin & Marshall College View Entire Review
February 17, 2017 I Dream Of Barcelona
It was VERY worth it. I gained a new perspective and lifelong friends. If I could do it again I'd deal with all the homesickness - Hope College View Entire Review
I really improved my Spanish communication skills. This will help me in my future endeavors. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
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After seven months of immersing myself in the Spanish culture and three months of working towards this beautiful cause, I said a heartfelt “see you later” to those spontaneous strolls through my neighborhood, dinners with my host mom, afternoons at the park, and 9-2 shifts at Make-A-Wish Spain. It was difficult accepting the fac... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
August 15, 2016 My Semester Abroad
I gained a better perspective on life and what my core values are. I l look at life differently now, but all for the better. - Texas Christian University View Entire Review
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August 08, 2016 Home Away From Home
10/10 I would recommend. - George Washington University View Entire Review
I was able to integrate myself into another culture to expand my mind, learn about work ethics in other countries, and become a better global citizen. By living in a homestay and working at a children's teaching hospital in Barcelona, I have international connections and understand how the world works more than I did before stud... - University of Wisconsin - Madison View Entire Review
July 29, 2016 Abroad At Last
I realized how you can click with those who you thought you would never click with, how integral just being able to try is, and how each and every person and each and every part of the world has so many wonderful things to offer. - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
I learn that although we come from different places we are all alike as human beings. The experience was definitely worth it. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself, and yes. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Learned more Spanish, learned more about myself and what I enjoy, got to travel a lot, got to experience new cultures and try new things, became more adventurous, definitely worthwhile - Trinity University View Entire Review
Incredibly so, international exposure, enhanced social understanding, cultural adaptation techniques, and significant improvements in my ability to speak and understand Castellano. - Trinity University View Entire Review
January 22, 2016 The Life Worth Living.
I found out more about who I am as a being. I learned how I interact with people and relate with myself. This will be one of the times in my life that I will always look back on and smile. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
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I became a much better Spanish speaker, gained a more worldly view, learned to be more easy-going, became more independent, a prepared traveler, and gained more knowledge about Spain. - University of Minnesota - Twin Cities View Entire Review
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February 15, 2017 Best Semester Of My Life
I was the most worthwhile thing I've ever done. It has been the most enriching semester of college I've had. I learn how to be more independent and adventurous. I learned how to be a better time manager too. But mostly, I learned how important it is to be a global citizen. I realized how big and diverse this world is and how imp... - Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
October 12, 2016 Ies Barcelona
My listening skills in Spanish definitely improved, and for that I am so thankful. I also gained a larger appreciation for people from different walks of life than my own. It is so interesting to meet somebody close to your age from the other side of the world and to see how similar, yet different, your lives are. - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
I learned that my problem solving skills are incredible. Being observant is key in a city and simply being nice and excusing yourself has an impact. - Texas Lutheran University View Entire Review
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I had never lived far away from home (my college is within an hour from my family home) and this experience showed me that I could indeed live far away. Thanks to the great technology we have now, I was able to frequently message and Facetime my family and friends and so I never really missed them. I loved living abroad and havi... - Pacific Lutheran University View Entire Review
August 03, 2016 Great!
Loved being party of a new culture - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned how to enjoy the present moment for what it is. - University of Tulsa View Entire Review
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Studying abroad taught me as much about myself as it did about the world. I found a new love for culture, travel, Spanish language, international cuisines, and blissful exhaustion. Saying it was "worthwhile" is an understatement. - Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State View Entire Review
I learned a lot about the culture in other countries as well as the culture in the U.S. from an outside perspective. My classes, although extremely manageable work wise, were quite interesting. - Trinity University View Entire Review
yes! yes! - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I gained independence, experience, expansion of my worldview, perspective, confidence, a network of people all over the world, a new appreciation for people and places. I also gained a new incentive to learn a language that I never thought I'd have. It was an invaluable experience. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
February 23, 2016 Adventure Of A Lifetime.
I learned the value of independence and how important it is to make everyday an adventure. Time is of the essence! It was definitely a worthwhile experience! - Barnard College View Entire Review

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Come let Barcelona enchant you. Whether it is the salty sea air, the sweep of mountains in the distance, or the romance and excitement of Las Ramblas, where else can you marvel at Gaudi’s whimsical architectural genius while embracing the laid-back Spanish lifestyle?

Programs in Barcelona:


  • Barcelona - Advanced Spanish Studies: This program is designed to elevate your Spanish language skills. In addition to an advanced language course and other Spanish-taught IES Abroad courses, you can also directly enroll in a local university. Here you may make some Spanish friends as you study alongside local students. Internship opportunities are also available to fully experience all Barcelona has to offer.


  • Barcelona - Liberal Arts & Business: Feast your eyes on the many sights of Barcelona! Admire the stunning Modernist architecture of Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia church, stroll through the whimsical Park Güell, shop the markets and street vendors of Las Ramblas, visit the beautiful beaches—should we continue? You can experience it all here. There are a wide variety of IES Abroad courses available, primarily taught in English by our world-class faculty. You are grouped into language proficiency-based levels to focus your course enrollment options. This also provides a sense of community with your fellow students and challenges you to maximize your learning.


  • Barcelona Summer - Internship: With great influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, and the arts, Barcelona has made its mark as a major player in the global market. Walk to work or take the metro, bus, or tram through this remarkable city of architectural and cultural wonders. Lunch is always an opportunity to sample the best of Mediterranean fare: delicious tapas, the freshest seafood, and Crema Catalana for dessert! An IES Internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. The optional language class increases your Spanish language proficiency and fluency.


  • Barcelona Summer - Language & Area Studies: The IES Abroad Barcelona Language & Area Studies Summer Program is designed for students who want to study abroad in Spain and experience contemporary Spanish culture from the Catalonian perspective in a challenging academic environment. Language courses develop your written and oral proficiency in Spanish and area studies courses provide an excellent opportunity to learn about modern Spain in the larger context of the European Union. Courses are available in both Spanish and English. Over the course of the summer, you will come to know its vibrant plazas and winding streets for yourself. The Barcelona Language & Area Studies Program offers enrollment in IES Abroad courses, housing in homestays with local residents or student apartments with live-in Barcelona Cultural Companions to facilitate your cultural immersion, and DiscoverIES (course-related excursions & field trips). You will have the opportunity to meet Spanish and international students alike. Starting at the IES Abroad Center in the center of Barcelona near the Plaza Catalunya, this study abroad program will help you to gain a meaningful cultural experience and a deeper knowledge of what it means to be a citizen of the world.


  • Barcelona Summer - Language Intensive: The IES Abroad Barcelona Summer Language Intensive Program is designed for students who want to engage in intensive Spanish language and culture learning in a four-week study abroad program. The program is equal to an entire semester of Spanish language study and is open to all language levels.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • History
  • Business Communications
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • Anthropology
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literature
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Business
Minimum GPA:
2.75
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IES Abroad Scholarships

Six grand prize winners will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship to put towards their study abroad or volunteer program. 30 runners-up will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

$2,500

Deadlines:
November 10, 2016

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